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The long read: Jalel Harchaoui dissects the fluid alliances and histories behind the new characters on Libya's political scene, as the country tries to chart its new course.

Allegations that Algerian activists of a pro-democracy protest movement were tortured in detention have prompted rights groups to demand an urgent probe.

Yemen's Houthi rebels claim missile hits Saudi oil facility

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Yemen's Houthi rebels claim missile hits Saudi oil facility

A Houthi military spokesman tweeted an image that matched Aramco's North Jeddah Bulk Plant, saying the rebels had fired a new Quds-2 cruise missile at the facility.

Iraq's long road to justice for the Yazidi genocide

Rachel Hagan

Iraq's long road to justice for the Yazidi genocide

In-depth: Iraq has passed a landmark new bill offering reparations to victims of the Islamic State and formally recognising the Yazidi genocide. ...

UN warns of 'death sentence' for Yemen

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UN warns of 'death sentence' for Yemen

The United Nations chief warned of a "death sentence" for war-torn Yemen as a donor conference yielded less than half the funds needed to ...

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Experts voice concern over pope trip to Iraq

The March 5-8 trip is expected to provide a sorely-needed spiritual boost to Iraq's beleaguered Christians while furthering the Vatican's bridge-building efforts with the Muslim world.

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Israel's Gantz demands halt to 'illegal' vaccine gifts

Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz condemned Prime Minister Netanyahu's decision to distribute unused coronavirus vaccines to other countries.

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Syria receives unnamed vaccine from friendly country: report

The announcement comes after reports that Israel secretly agreed to purchase thousands of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine for Damascus as part of a ...

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Lebanon hospital 'refused to vaccinate Palestinian man'

The allegation comes amid concerns over the equitable distribution of Covid-19 vaccines in Lebanon.

Israel 'rewards' allies with surplus Covid-19 vaccines

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Israel 'rewards' allies with surplus Covid-19 vaccines

Honduras, the Czech Republic, and Guatemala have all opened or promised to open diplomatic offices in Jerusalem.

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Syria's rebel-held northwest to get vaccines by March: WHO

The health directorate for Syria's rebel-held northwest said it expected to receive 120,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine by next month.

Lebanon MP vaccination plan risks financing cut-off

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Lebanon MP vaccination plan risks financing cut-off

Lebanese officials agreed to the 'equitable' distribution of Covid-19 vaccines but are now risking millions in funding from the World ...

Israel ambassador demands apology over 'anti-Semitic' SNL vaccination joke

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Israel ambassador demands apology over 'anti-Semitic' SNL vaccination joke

Critics have accused Saturday Night Live and comedian Michael Che of anti-Semitism over the reference to Israel's inoculation campaign.

Israel planning to 'use Covid-19 vaccines to buy normalisation'

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Israel planning to 'use Covid-19 vaccines to buy normalisation'

The Israeli government could use the Covid-19 vaccine to establish relations with an undisclosed nation, an official said.

Biden declares 'America is back' to allies

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Biden declares 'America is back' to allies

President Joe Biden declared "America is back" on the international stage at the Munich Security Conference.

Elias Jahshan

Rasha Nahas' Desert pays homage to her cultural background

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rasha Nahas, to talk more about the release of her highly anticipated debut album Desert.

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Biden to lay out foreign policy at G-7 summit

In advance of Biden’s virtual appearances, the White House sought to underscore that the new administration will move quickly to reorient the ...

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Egypt struggles to launch domestic vaccine production

Egypt has so far been unable to negotiate an agreement with Chinese state and private companies to produce coronavirus vaccines domestically, ...

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Only 1 percent vaccinated for coronavirus in Mideast: WHO

The WHO released data for the wider Middle East region, which covers countries from Morocco through to Pakistan.

Lebanon begins Covid-19 vaccination drive

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Lebanon begins Covid-19 vaccination drive

The head of the critical care unit at Rafik Hariri University hospital, Dr. Mahmoud Hassoun, was the first person to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech.

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Lebanon receives first 28,500 Covid vaccines

Lebanon received 28,500 doses of the much-anticipated Covid vaccine on Saturday, just a day ahead of the launch of an inoculation programme.

Film review: Agate Mousse

Davide Abbatescianni

Film review: Agate Mousse

Film review: Selim Mourad’s Agate Mousse is an engrossing essay film on transience and death, boasting an elegant direction and rich in ...

Bahrain paralysed by legacy of Arab Spring

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Bahrain paralysed by legacy of Arab Spring

It has been ten years since Bahrain was rocked by protests that demanded reforms, which were crushed by government forces.

WHO warns against dismissing AstraZeneca vaccine after setbacks

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WHO warns against dismissing AstraZeneca vaccine after setbacks

The World Health Organization and its Covax partners cautioned against dismissing AstraZeneca's Covid vaccine after several setbacks, insisting ...

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